Labor Commissioner awards more than $2.5 million to seven caregivers

On January 5 ,2018, the Labor Commissioner served Orders, Decisions or Awards in claims of overtime, liquidated damages and penalties by seven caregivers against two limited liability companies and an individual, who was the manager of the LLCs.  After a two-day hearing, the Labor Commissioner awarded over $2.5M to the seven caregivers.  The defendants attempted to appeal the awards but were unsuccessful because of their failure to post the undertaking under Labor Code §98.2.  The defendants moved the court for a waiver of the undertaking requirement but were again unsuccessful because of their failure to establish that they were indigent.

The Law Office of Allan Villanueva represented all seven caregivers in this matter.